Lend Me a Kitten by ibjennyjenny

I will lend to you for awhile a kitten, God said.
For you to love while he lives, and mourn when he’s dead.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe two or three.
But will you, ’till I call him back, take care of him for me?

He’ll bring his charms to gladden you and, should his stay be brief
You’ll always have his memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught below I want this kitten to learn.

I’ve looked the whole world over in search of teachers true.
And from the folk that crowds life’s land I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love, nor think the labor vain?
Nor hate me when I come to take my kitten home again?

I fancied that I heard them say ‘Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done’
For all the joys this kitten brings the risk of grief we’ll run.
We’ll shelter him with tenderness, we’ll love him while we may.
And for the happiness we’ve known, forever grateful stay.

But should you call him back much sooner than we planned,
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.
If, by our love we’ve managed your wishes to achieve,
Then in memory of him whom we loved,
please help us while we grieve.
When our cherished kitten departs this world of strife,
Please send yet another needing soul for us to love all his life.

Author Unknown

Model is Mikey

I just found out today that “Lend Me a Kitten” will be featured on Fine Art Photoblog on April 15, 2012.
I am really excited as this is a site that I have much respect for.
“Lend Me a Kitten has been so well received here on RB that I just had to share the news with you.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support of my work, I appreciate each and every one of you.

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Mikey rescued me 9 years ago from a place no person should ever be…
After losing my son at birth, my arms were so empty and my heart was just so sad. I walked into a nursery that my child would never see and there he was…Mikey was just a baby then but he knew my heart was heavy. All curled up in my little boys bassinet, this white bundle of fur was sleeping. As soon as I picked him up, I felt comforted. He slept with me that night and saw me through the darkness, he has been by my side ever since; he has given me so many reasons to never give up.
I am Thankful for Mikey because he saved my life.

Hi my name is Jennifer, I am known to most as the “Cat Photographer”….
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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 5 years ago

    Brilliant portrait – and to the writing : I will – I do :o))

  • Thank you so much

    – ibjennyjenny

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 5 years ago

    What a majestic creature. He looks so thoughtful, like he is contemplating a very important issue.
    Like: _Should I pretend to ignore her today or show her how much I really love her. . . hummm. . . show her, love her… _
    Great capture & cropping.
    Lovely writing too. . .

  • LOL Thank you

    – ibjennyjenny

  • o0OdemocrazyO0o
    o0OdemocrazyO0oover 5 years ago

    hah nice…

  • Thank you

    – ibjennyjenny

  • Sally Green
    Sally Greenover 5 years ago

    this is so true jenny. your writing touched my heart so deeply. i am crying now for all my dear friends taken back to Him x

  • I was also touched by this poem, I have lost many along this journey I am on and miss each one very much. This one here, my Mikey well….it will wreck me when he goes I know but I will never be sorry, he has been the best friend I have ever had. Thank you

    – ibjennyjenny

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallaceover 5 years ago

    A lovely image and beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing this.

  • Thank you

    – ibjennyjenny

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 5 years ago

    Great shot!!! Love the face!!

  • Thank you

    – ibjennyjenny

  • AngieM
    AngieMover 5 years ago

    gorgeous capture!!!!

  • Thanks

    – ibjennyjenny

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 5 years ago

    Difficult for me to find words to express just how wonderful this image is. It encapsulates so many different emotions and brings back many fond memories of our lovely Blue Burmese who sadly died of a stroke back in 1990.
    Great capture Jenny.
    David xx

  • You know David, I have had this photograph in a file for 3 months or better. I loved the shot right away but it wasn’t time to post it yet, difficult to explain but it had to be the right timing. I came across this poem last night and immediately thought of this photo, it was time. Sometimes photographs tell a story on their own and sometimes with the right words, the photo will tell that story with so much more emotion.
    I am happy you like it, I am sorry for the loss of your kitty friend, it’s so difficult to lose them. It seems so unfair that cannot have the same life span as we have. I am not sure what I will do when Mikey leaves me, he has become so much a part of who I am…it will be a sad day but it will not be regretful…I have been blessed with his friendship and will never lose sight of that. Thank you David.

    – ibjennyjenny

  • DawnT
    DawnTover 5 years ago

    beautiful kitty!!

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaover 5 years ago

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